We all need a free alternative to YouTube!
PeerTube is a decentralized video hosting network, based on free/libre software.
PeerTube is currently in beta version, that's why @Framasoft needs your help to pave the road to version 1.0!
(Framasoft is a small french non-profit, so do not hesitate to Boost this Toot to non-french user and invite them to help us fund PeerTube v1)
@Framasoft yes, indeed we do need an alternative, but with this kind of projects I wonder how could them be sustainable on a long run. Hosting a streaming service like this will be expensive, and while removing ads may sound good on a first look, it will make it hard to get the resources needed.
Not really: if you go to https://joinpeertube.org you'll see that install, maintain and upgrade PeerTube is quite cheap because:
* every sysadmin could install his/her own instance of peertube (+100 instances actually)
* every instances can talk to each others (search on "miaowtube" shows results from "dogtube" and "rabbittube")
* PeerTube use WebTorrent to lower bandwith usage of instances
@Framasoft i myself host a peertube instance, at tube.bootlicker.party .
peertube is wonderful and it is very worthwhile
@Framasoft def wanna see this work well. I ran into an issue with peertube in the Brave browser and investigated the problem a bit in their repo.
There was an outstanding issue from February that seems tied to a couple of other webtorrent issues. https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/13060 and I made a comment.
With any luck the next update might include fixes that make it compatible! Looking forward to using it :)
@Framasoft I'd love a free alternative but it's just not gonna work for me with a 30 FPS limit. I can't upload any of my content since 30 FPS makes it look terrible. Many people have monitors with refresh rates of 144 Hz and above, there's no good reason for there to be a legacy 30 FPS limit.
I took a look at the commit history and apparently the limit was set in place as a workaround for some issue, so I'm not even quite sure where I could request it being removed (and if my request would be heard).